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New research, April 15-21, 2019

Posted on 26 April 2019 by Ari Jokimäki

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. This post has separate sections for: Climate Change, Climate Change Impacts, Climate Change Mitigation, and Other Papers.

Climate change

Time of steady climate change

Temperature, precipitation, wind

Recent global warming as confirmed by AIRS (open access)

A Global Analysis of Land Surface Temperature Diurnal Cycle Using MODIS Observations

Projected changes in United States regional extreme heat days derived from bivariate quantile mapping of CMIP5 simulations

Multidecadal wind variability drives temperature shifts on the Agulhas Bank

Estimating the role of SST in atmospheric surface wind variability over the tropical Atlantic and Pacific

Metrics for understanding large-scale controls of multivariate temperature and precipitation variability (open access)

Return period of extreme rainfall substantially decreases under 1.5 °C and 2.0 °C warming: a case study for Uttarakhand, India (open access)

Zoning and weighting in urban heat island vulnerability and risk mapping in Helsinki, Finland (open access)

GSDR: A global sub-daily rainfall dataset

Projection and uncertainty of precipitation extremes in the CMIP5 multimodel ensembles over nine major basins in China

Impact of daytime precipitation duration on urban heat island intensity over Beijing city

Seasonal variability of the global spectral wind?wave climate

Extreme events

High?resolution projections of extreme heat in New York City

The unprecedented coupled ocean-atmosphere summer heatwave in the New Zealand region 2017/18: drivers, mechanisms and impacts (open access)

Drought variability at various timescales over Yunnan Province, China: 1961–2015

District flood vulnerability index: urban decision-making tool (open access)

Tropical cyclone rainfall in the Mekong River Basin for 1983–2016

Forcings and feedbacks

BVOC–aerosol–climate feedbacks investigated using NorESM (open access)

Classification of Arctic multilayer clouds using radiosonde and radar data in Svalbard (open access)

Antarctic ice cloud identification and properties using downwelling spectral radiance from 100 to 1400 cm?1

Annual variability of ice-nucleating particle concentrations at different Arctic locations (open access)

Constraining the aerosol influence on cloud liquid water path (open access)

Significant Climate Impact of Highly Hygroscopic Atmospheric Aerosols in Delhi, India

On the Role of the Atmospheric Energy-Transport in 2xCO2-induced Polar Amplification in CESM1


Avalanches and micrometeorology driving mass and energy balance of the lowest perennial ice field of the Alps: a case study (open access)

New evidence of glacier darkening in the Ortles-Cevedale group from Landsat observations

Arctic sea ice volume variability over 1901–2010: A model-based reconstruction

A key factor initiating surface ablation of Arctic sea ice: earlier and increasing liquid precipitation (open access)

Estimating the snow depth, the snow–ice interface temperature, and the effective temperature of Arctic sea ice using Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 and ice mass balance buoy data (open access)

Formation of snow cover anomalies over the Tibetan Plateau in cold seasons

Submarine Permafrost Map in the Arctic Modelled Using 1D Transient Heat Flux (SuPerMAP)


Multiple?wavelet coherence of world's large rivers with meteorological factors and ocean signals

Interannual Hydroclimatic Variability in Coastal Tanzania

Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

Volume, heat and freshwater divergences in the subpolar North Atlantic suggest the Nordic Seas as key to the state of the meridional overturning circulation

How will a warming climate affect the Benguela coastal low?level wind jet?

Seasonality of Intraseasonal Variability in Global Climate Models

Atlantic Zonal Mode: An emerging source of Indian summer monsoon variability in a warming world

Variable external forcing obscures the weak relationship between the NAO and North Atlantic multi-decadal SST variability

Carbon and nitrogen cycles

Factors affecting interdecadal variability of air–sea CO2 fluxes in the tropical Pacific, revealed by an ocean physical–biogeochemical model

Estimation of emissions from biomass burning in China (2003–2017) based on MODIS fire radiative energy data (open access)

Seasonality of dissolved organic carbon in the upper Northeast Pacific Ocean

A Numerical Model Analysis of the Mean and Seasonal Nitrogen Budget on the Northeast U.S. Shelf

Evidence for edge enhancements of soil respiration in temperate forests

Climate change impacts


Anthropogenic climate change and heat effects on health

Extreme weather, chemical facilities, and vulnerable communities in the U.S. Gulf Coast: a disastrous combination (open access)

Quantifying urban water supply security under global change

Perceived temperature modulates peripersonal and interpersonal spaces differently in men and women

Divers risk accelerated fatigue and core temperature rise during fully-immersed exercise in warmer water temperature extremes (open access)

Changes in the spatial pattern of rice exposure to heat stress in China over recent decades

Effects of climate change and adaptation options on winter wheat yield under rainfed Mediterranean conditions in southern Portugal (open access)

Embracing uncertainty: A discursive approach to understanding pathways for climate adaptation in Senegal (open access)


Coral reef calcification and production after the 2016 bleaching event at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef

Phenological mismatch between season advancement and migration timing alters Arctic plant traits

The decline of Algerian Cedrus atlantica forests is driven by a climate shift towards drier conditions

Satellite-based vegetation optical depth as an indicator of drought-driven tree mortality

Testing early warning metrics for drought?induced tree physiological stress and mortality

The climate sensitivity of carbon, timber, and species richness co?varies with forest age in boreal?temperate North America

Fish facing global change: are early stages the lifeline?

Physiological acclimation and persistence of ectothermic species under extreme heat events

A consistent species richness–climate relationship for oaks across the Northern Hemisphere (open access)

Climate change mitigation

Advancing the use of scenarios to understand society’s capacity to achieve the 1.5 degree target

Securing the climate benefits of stable forests (open access)

Climate change communication

Knowing how and knowing when: unpacking public understanding of atmospheric CO2 accumulation (open access)

Attitudes of young scholars in Qingdao and Hamburg about climate change and climate policy – the role of culture for the explanation of differences (open access)

Reflections on an interdisciplinary collaboration to inform public understanding of climate change, mitigation, and impacts

Climate Policy

Recognition and analysis of potential risks in China’s carbon emission trading markets (open access)

How to operationalize accounting under Article 6 market mechanisms of the Paris Agreement

Carbon emissions and the trilemma of trade policy, migration policy and health care in the US

Energy production

Inter-annual variability of wind and solar electricity generation and capacity values in Texas (open access)

Does “100% renewable” trump concern for spatial impacts?

Nearshore and offshore wind development: Costs and competitive advantage exemplified by nearshore wind in Denmark

Emission savings

How does financial development affect energy consumption? Evidence from 21 transitional countries

Impact of low emissions vehicles on reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Japan

Responses of soil carbon sequestration to climate smart agriculture practices: A meta?analysis

China's urban methane emissions from municipal wastewater treatment plant (open access)

Does direct-seeded rice decrease ecosystem-scale methane emissions?—A case study from a rice paddy in southeast China

Estimating the soil N2O emission intensity of croplands in northwest Europe (open access)

China's black carbon emission from fossil fuel consumption in 2015, 2020, and 2030

Material efficiency strategies to reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with buildings, vehicles, and electronics—a review (open access)


The response of permafrost and high latitude ecosystems under large scale stratospheric aerosol injection and its termination (open access)

Other papers

General climate science

A new method to study inhomogeneities in climate records: Brownian Motion or Random Deviations?

Climate process chains: examples from Southern Africa

A Description and Evaluation of U.S. Climate Reference Network Standardized Soil Moisture Dataset


Broader niches revealed by fossil data do not reduce estimates of range loss and fragmentation of African montane trees

East Asian Monsoon Variability since the 16th Century

Human?induced changes in Holocene nitrogen cycling in North China: an isotopic perspective from sedimentary pyrogenic material

A winter temperature reconstruction for the Lidder Valley, Kashmir, Northwest Himalaya based on tree-rings of Pinus wallichiana

Attribution of the Last Glacial Maximum climate formation (open access)

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